PeakSpan Capital Summer Analyst
About PeakSpan Capital.
PeakSpan Capital is an emerging growth stage investment firm with a simple, focused mission of partnering with innovative business software entrepreneurs to help them achieve excellent risk-adjusted outcomes. PeakSpan looks to partner with businesses that have removed the binary risk levers typically associated with early stage venture capital, where product-market fit has been established and the next phase of growth and maturation focuses on execution and sensible scaling initiatives. PeakSpan further refines its lens by taking a deeply thematic approach to investing, with investment professionals focusing on no more than 3-4 segments or themes for each team member within the B2B software landscape (PeakSpan’s “BluePrint Market Themes”), which are aligned around dynamic segments of the software universe such as Customer Experience Management, Next-Gen Security, Human Capital Management, Hospitality Technology, Digital Health, etc. which the firm has conviction will be attractive areas to evaluate for years to come.
PeakSpan was founded in 2015 and has two offices; one in New York City and one in Burlingame, CA. PeakSpan’s first fund was closed at $150M and currently consists of 12 portfolio companies. PeakSpan second fund is $265M. The firm takes an active role with its portfolio companies and seeks to lead the rounds it invests in with initial investment size of $7-15M.
PeakSpan is one of the first technology-enabled investment firms and leverages proprietary technology throughout the investment process to uncover insights into company and market performance. The firm’s technology assets inject efficiency into the workflow of PeakSpan’s investment professionals, enabling team members to focus attention on high-value strategic initiatives across the investment lifecycle.
About the Internship Program.
PeakSpan’s internship program is unpaid and lasts for 8-10 weeks with flexibility on the start and end dates (typically June – August). PeakSpan is currently looking for interns across both its offices (New York City and San Mateo, CA). This internship can be on-site in one of our offices or remote (ability to be on-site will be determined at a later time and will be conducted according to COVID-19 guidelines). Ability to be in-person will not impact application status.
About the Role.
The PeakSpan summer internship program was created to provide current graduate and undergraduate students with a unique and rich opportunity to join one or multiple of PeakSpan’s BluePrint Market Theme teams, cultivate a deep understanding of the theme, and contribute meaningfully towards the progress of the theme in a variety of capacities.
The key objective of a BluePrint Theme team at PeakSpan is simple: to cultivate a strong pipeline of investment prospects in a given category of business software. Closely tied to this objective is building exceptional domain expertise across a variety of sub-categories within each theme. Interns will work closely with investment professionals and will be treated as a full member of the team. Above all else, our aim is to provide interns with a rich first experience sourcing software investments, a tangible skillset (spanning: research, oral and written communication, and organizational best practices), and a foundational knowledge of the given BluePrint theme.
About Your Responsibilities.
Interns will be trusted with ample responsibility within each BluePrint theme team. While there is room for elaboration of responsibilities – at the beginning of the program, the responsibilities of the intern can be broken up into four key areas:
- Qualified Lead Generation
- Prospect Research and Evaluation
- BluePrint Theme Development
- Portfolio Company Support
· You are currently a graduate or undergraduate student
· You are a team player
· You learn quickly and have a high degree of intellectual curiosity
· You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
· You are well organized and can masterfully manage numerous projects, timelines, and discrete tasks
· You have a proven or emerging passion for the venture capital industry
· You are interested in business software (this is all we do!)
How to Apply.
Interested applicants should send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org and are highly encouraged to include a brief overview (no more than 250 words) on why they are interested in pursuing the internship.
Applications are due by December 31st, 2020. Offers to be extended by February 1st, 2021.
For further inquiries, please email email@example.com.
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